United States of Palesse

Sound art

by Evgeni Rogozin

 

 

Express the moods and states of people and their surrounding with the help of 11 different sound description of months of the year. Each one has a very specific name of the month typical for Polissia region which is a part of Belarus and Ukraine. These particular names are taken from the ethnographical work of Belarusian scientist Cheslav Pjatkevich and are rather specific – they are neither Belarusian nor Ukrainian. And they suited people’s life more than historical namings. And of course, every sound collage has a strong base taken from Volodymyr Perzhylo archive – music, speech or a song.

 

 

by Evgeni Rogozin

United States of Palesse

Koljady

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Strechanne

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Vjaliki post

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Sv. Urja

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May

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Pjatrouka

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sv. Illja

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Spasauka

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Drugaja Prachystaja

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Pakrova

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Pilipauka

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10 facts about the life of Vladimir Perzhil

  • He was born in Oleszychi, in the territory of modern Poland in 1938
  • At the age of 8, during Operation Vistula he and his family were deported to Lviv region.
  • He graduated from the Lviv Music and Pedagogical School named after I. F. Colessi
  • He studied at two faculties of the Lviv Conservatory - conductor and vocal.
  • He started collecting folklore in 1968 when he first met with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora on the banks of the Volga (Nadvolzhya).
  • Throughout his life he wrote music, worked with various music groups, was a soloist of the choirs of Trembita and Boyan, and directed the Anthem Choir and the Quartet Quartet.
  • In 1970-90 he made several field folklore-ethnographic expeditions to the East (Volgograd, Astrakhan, Saratov regions).
  • He recorded more than 240 Ukrainian place names - names of settlements on the banks of the Volga.
  • He created and published in Lviv a map of the settlement of Ukrainians by the Volga under the name "Yellow Wedge", which was included in the series "Cathedral Ukraine".
  • He has published several collections of books, including "The Forgotten Branch of the Ukrainian People" (Lviv, 2010), and "The Evening of St. Nicholas: Essays" (Lviv, 2012).